Evening Undergraduate Studies partners with 11 technical colleges
The Citadel and 11 of the state's technical colleges are partnering to expand educational opportunities for South Carolina students.
"The Citadel is very excited to partner with the technical colleges in the state to expand educational opportunities for students," said Bob McNamara, associate dean of Evening Undergraduate Studies at The Citadel. "The partnerships will give students greater flexibility and choice and will make The Citadel's outstanding leadership development program available all across the state of South Carolina."
Coined 2 + 2, the program allows students to study for two years at a technical college, earning an associate's degree and credits toward a four-year degree from The Citadel. Degrees are offered in business administration, criminal justice, electrical engineering or civil engineering.
The program got its start in the 1980s with Trident Technical College in Charleston. Today, the Citadel has partnerships with Horry-Georgetown Tech, Midlands Tech, Florence-Darlington, Piedmont, Northeastern Tech, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg Community College, Aiken Tech, Orangeburg-Calhoun and Technical College of the Lowcountry.
The partnership allows students to live close to home while going to school. Classes will be offered online, through distance learning and through weekend courses. Additionally, traditional classes are scheduled from 5:45-8:45 p.m. one day a week to make it more convenient for students' schedules.
"In today's job market, a Citadel degree says more than 'I finished college.' " It says 'I have the skills it takes to be a principled leader in a global community,' " McNamara said. "The Citadel's reputation for excellence and as an outstanding place to develop leadership skills is like currency in the job market."